Training: Slinging loads

Manual work is required when transporting containers by crane. In order to avoid accidents when "slinging loads", it is important to know how to recognize defects in addition to the professional, safe use of slinging and load handling equipment. For this reason, all employees who are tasked with slinging loads must be trained.

Our "Slinging loads" training course reliably prepares your employees for the professional slinging of loads in accordance with DGUV Rule 109-017. Participants are taught the theoretical and practical basics of using slings and load handling equipment. For more flexibility, we will soon be offering an online version in addition to the classroom course. 

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Soon also available as online training

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Slinging loads (in presence)

Qualification for slingers online

All information about the training "Slinging loads

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Legal basis

According to DGUV Rule 109-017, care must be taken to ensure that load lifting and slinging equipment is used in such a way that no persons are endangered. Accordingly, companies are only obliged to assign persons who are demonstrably suitable to independently attach loads.

Therefore, the only persons who can be considered as a so-called attacker are those who

  • have reached the age of 18,
  • meet the physical and mental requirements,
  • are qualified and demonstrably trained for the independent slinging of loads.

Contents of the training for slinging loads

In our training, you will learn everything you need to know about slinging loads. This includes:

  • Theoretical & practical basics regarding the use of slings and load handling attachments.
  • Legal requirements
  • Liability & Responsibilities
  • Types of slings & load handling devices and their handling
  • Practical examples
  • Physical influences on the sling & load handling attachment
  • Example calculation
  • Marking
  • Testing of sling & load handling attachments
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For whom is the "Lifting loads" training suitable?

The training on the use of slinging and load handling equipment is intended for all employees of a company who are in the area of the transport route.

This mainly includes slingers as well as other employees who are involved in slinging loads or are deployed in the vicinity thereof. These could include, among others, operators of cranes.

What are the advantages of the online version?

Together with our experienced trainers, we have developed an online version of our popular Anschläger training course. This offers the advantage that participants can work through the course material at their own pace and repeat topics as often as they like. They can also decide for themselves when and where they would like to complete the training. Free capacities in the company can thus be used optimally.

Our speaker Wolfgang guides the participants through the training with a lot of humor, clear examples and numerous exercises. Interactive elements, such as diagrams and explanatory videos, also liven up the training and keep things entertaining. Chapter tests to check learning success and a final quiz guarantee that participants have understood the content of the training course and are perfectly prepared for the on-site exam. 

Procedure of the "Qualification for slingers online"

Online training step 1

Step 1: Log in

You can register for the online training course quickly and easily via our training calendar. Simply select the date at the training location where you would like to take the exam. Please allow sufficient time to complete the online training course. You will receive your login details for the training portal by e-mail after booking. 

Online training step 2

Step 2: Conduct course

To complete the training course, please log in to the training portal with your login details. The online training consists of various lessons. These must all be passed 100% in order to unlock the next lesson. To test your knowledge from all the lessons, the online theory course ends with a final quiz. Only those who answer at least 80 percent of the questions correctly qualify for the theory test on site. You will automatically receive a certificate for this to the e-mail address you have provided. 

Online training step 3

Step 3: Take the exam

Have you passed the final quiz? Great! You can now take the exam. Please come to the venue on the date you have booked. You can find the exact date and time on your order confirmation.

Event details

Physical and mental fitness
Minimum age 18 years
German language skills, written and spoken
Knowledge of using the Internet, PC, laptop and smartphone (online course only)
Possibility of sound output on the device used (online course only).

Your service package

  • Soft drinks and coffee for the entire duration of the training on site
  • Hot lunch (face-to-face course only)
  • Training materials
  • Qualified trainers
  • Latest technology
  • Certificate of attendance

Frequently asked questions about the training course Slinging loads

The current price of the training on the use of slinging and load handling equipment can be found in our calendar of events.

We also offer in-house training, the cost of which is calculated individually depending on the size of the group, travel distance, etc.

To the calendar of events

For our training on the use of lifting and slinging equipment you should plan one seminar day (from 7:30 a.m. - approx. 4:30 p.m.)

Lifting gear and load handling attachments must be inspected by a qualified person before being put into operation and any faults must be rectified by this person. Subsequently, the lifting gear must be inspected regularly once a year.

Various slings and load handling attachments are suitable for load transport with cranes.

Slings are means by which you can connect the load directly to the crane hook, for example:

  • Round slings & lifting slings (for loads with sensitive or slippery surfaces)
  • Ropes (for loads with smooth surfaces or as a connection between the crane hook and the eye of the load).
  • Chains (for loads with non-slippery surfaces)

Load handling equipment is equipment that is suitable for lifting loads directly, such as:

  • Pliers
  • Gripper
  • Lifting clamps
  • Trusses, etc.

Yes. After successfully completing the training, all participants receive a certificate of attendance and a driver's license.

According to the DGUV regulation, employers are obliged to instruct their employees at least once a year.

Entrepreneurs may only entrust the independent slinging of loads to persons who are appropriately qualified and who have demonstrated their competence to the entrepreneur.

If you have any questions during the online training, please do not hesitate to contact our colleagues at the GRUMA Academy:

GRUMA Academy:
Tel: 0821 78000 2444
E-mail: [email protected]

You will also have the opportunity to clarify in-depth comprehension questions with an experienced training instructor before the on-site exam.

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Do you still have questions?

The staff at the GRUMA Academy will be happy to help you




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